Portland police officers chase demonstrators after a riot was declared during a protest against the killing of Daunte Wright on April 12, 2021 in Portland, Oregon. (Photo by Nathan Howard/Getty Images)
UPDATED 8:09 PM PT – Wednesday, June 9, 2021
There are currently 10 suspected Antifa members facing charges over the recent civil unrest in Portland, Oregon. The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office announced the charges last week following recent violent demonstrations.
The 10 suspects face several felonies including criminal mischief in connection with three separate incidents. Three people were also charged with causing damage to the Democrat Party headquarters in Nov. 2020. At the time, social media accounts belonging to Antifa members were promoting “direct action” to oppose the presidential election.
Riot police march as they try to disperse protesters in Portland, Oregon on November 4, 2020, during a demonstration called by the “Black Lives Matter” movement, a day after the US Presidential Election.(KATHRYN ELSESSER/AFP via Getty Images)
Meanwhile, six defendants face charges in connection with damage to the Democrat Party of Oregon building this past Jan. Further, another suspect was charged with assault during a downtown riot this past April and arrests are expected to continue.